Read more about the article Rediscovering Your Motivation

Rediscovering Your Motivation

Motivation: the state or condition of being motivated or having a strong reason to act or accomplish something We all need a little motivation to get going in the morning, whether it is to get up and go to work or to clean the house or go to the gym.…

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Read more about the article Tropes in Fiction

Tropes in Fiction

Have you recently read a book where an orphan becomes the chosen one and saves the world? How about one where two characters fall in love with the same person and that person has to choose who to be with? Yes? Well, welcome to tropes.  A trope, as defined in…

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Read more about the article Building a fictional religion in fantasy

Building a fictional religion in fantasy

Fantasy writing can be daunting, there is a lot to create and much to consider when designing a world that is truly immersive.Like the real world, one of the aspects of day-to-day life that can be considered to really flesh out your world is religion or belief systems. For many,…

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Looking Back

Looking back over this past year is quite a daunting experience. Life has changed so drastically for so many people. From the way we work to the way we interact with each other; the last few months have brought out both the best and worst in the people of the…

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Read more about the article Planner or Pantser, a Writer’s Guide to Plotting

Planner or Pantser, a Writer’s Guide to Plotting

This week I have decided to delve into the complex world of writer types and plotting. So What kind of writer are you? Like many things, there are two extremes when it comes to writers. On the one hand, you have Planners, and on the other, you have Discovery Writers…

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Accepting criticism and Beta Readers.

Beta readers. Those wonderful people that we love and dislike immensely in equal measure. Let’s face it, there comes a point where you have seen your work so much that you have become cross-eyed. You know it so well that you gloss over large swathes of text, briefly, simply fact- checking.…

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Read more about the article Novelettes, Novellas and Novels, What is the Difference?

Novelettes, Novellas and Novels, What is the Difference?

Writing a novel can be daunting, especially for someone attempting their first draft of their very first narrative.  Many first- time writers have a misconception that the longer the book the better and become despondent when their narrative does not quite fit the length they had set their sights on.…

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